10 December 2008

Berwick Rangers

being bought by supporters, according to The Political Economy of Football:


Berwick Rangers is a unique club as it is located in the English borders towns (which has had a convoluted and turbulent history) but plays in the Scottish League. The club has been through a difficult phase and negotiations for a takeover by a consortium headed by the Supporters' Trust have been protracted. Initial offers of £20,000 and £30,000 to secure a 51 per cent stake were rejected. The Supporters Trust has invested £30,000 in the club since 2003. It is thought that if the deal goes through current chairman Robert Wilson could invest in another club. One worry that has been eased is the survival of speedway team Berwick Bandits. It looked as if they might go under until a cut price offer from butcher John Anderson and Cornhill Village Shop owner Linda Waite was accepted by promoter Peter Waite. The Bandits are believed to pay £750 to the supporters trust for each meeting at Shielfield Park and that money is then passed to the club. At this level of football a sum of that size can make a difference."

Brad Evans